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News for University of Rochester Graduate Students (Aug. 31, 2014)
Welcome from president; faculty honored; master's student recognized; quantum theory research; stroke and cancer screenings
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Aug. 31, 2014
News and Announcements
President Seligman Welcomes Back Students

"It is a joy to welcome the entire Rochester family and I offer each of you best wishes for a successful school year. We are a University on the move," writes President Seligman in his annual welcome to new and returning students. Read the full message.

Professor Douglas Crimp to Be Feted

Leading scholars, artists, and critics from around the world gathered Aug. 28 to 30 at the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art in Berlin to celebrate the work of Douglas Crimp, the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History. Read more...

Association Honors Political Science Faculty

Four Rochester professors of political science were recognized for their award-winning research during the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. They are Lynda Powell, Gerald Gamm, G. Bingham Powell Jr., and Hein Goemans. Read more...

Master’s Student Wins National Guitar Competition

Gabriel Condon, an Eastman School master’s degree student, was awarded first place in the jazz category of the 2014 Wilson Center Guitar Competition and Festival. Read more...

Researchers Clear Up 'Violation' of Duality Principle

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory, so when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, Robert Boyd, professor of physics and of physics, was determined to find an explanation. Read more...

Shuttle Running for Undergrads at Radisson

Starting Monday, a temporary shuttle will take undergraduates who are temporarily housed at the Radisson back and forth to campus. Those wishing to get to Eastman should be sure to take the Red Line and not mistakenly get on the UR Radisson Shuttle. Here are the shuttle schedules.

Women Offered Free Stroke and Cancer Screenings

The sixth annual Women’s Health Screening Fair will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St. The fair will provide free screenings for women aged 18 to 80, including those for heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Read more...

IT Makes Changes to Key Policies

Changes have been made to two of the University's IT policies. The Information Technology Policy, was revised to further clarify the access and use of legally restricted information. The Policy on Acquisition and Disposal of Multifunctional Devices, Copiers and Similar Devices was also adjusted.

Fringe Fest Programs Ready for Pick-Up

Event guides for the Fringe Festival are now available on campus, in Wilson Commons and other common areas. Read more about the University's participation in the festival.


Reminders & Deadlines
Time to Complete Health Insurance Forms

All incoming and returning full-time students must complete the online health insurance enrollment/waiver process during fall open enrollment, which ends Sept. 15. Read more...

Immunization Deadline Nears

All incoming full-time and part-time students must meet New York State requirements for immunizations by Sept. 30. A completed health history form must be submitted to University Health Service, either in person or sent to Box 270617. Read more…

Sign Up Dental Plan by Oct. 31

Enrollment is open through Oct. 31 in the student dental plan, offered by the Eastman Institute for Oral Health. The institute is located on Elmwood Avenue next to the Medical Center. Coverage begins Sept. 1 and continues through Aug. 31, 2015. Find more information and an enrollment form.

Rochester in the News
Anthony Letters a Major Find for UR

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (8/26)
The University has purchased a "newly discovered" collection of letters between Susan B. Anthony and her friend and fellow women's rights activist, Rachel Foster Avery.

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